26/09/2008 - 09:09

Wyatt to take on Buswell in treasury

26/09/2008 - 09:09

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Western Australian Labor MP Ben Wyatt, touted as a future party leader, has been chosen to take on Treasurer Troy Buswell in the state's new parliament.

Wyatt to take on Buswell in treasury

Western Australian Labor MP Ben Wyatt, touted as a future party leader, has been chosen to take on Treasurer Troy Buswell in the state's new parliament.

Opposition leader Eric Ripper today announced the full allocation of frontbench portfolios with Mr Wyatt also responsible for culture and the arts and federal state relations portfolios.

Deputy Labor leader Roger Cooke, who was elected to parliament at the recent election, will be health spokesman, facing off against Deputy Premier Kim Hames.

Mr Ripper will look after Native Title and public sector management while Jim McGinty will be shadow attorney-general.

Kate Doust has been named as the shadow minister for energy, and science and innovation, while Michelle Roberts will take on Liberal MP Liz Constable in education.

Alannah MacTiernan is shadow minister for regional development, strategic infrastructure and climate change and Fran Logan takes on water, consumer protection and industrial relations.

Jon Ford is shadow minister for mines and Mark McGowan, who unsuccessfully put his hand up for the deputy leadership positi0on, has been allocated the state development, trade, planning and housing and works portfolios.

In unveiling his shadow ministry today, Mr Ripper said the Labor Party had left the state with a strong economy and impeccable finances after delivering the biggest capital works program in the State's history.

"There can be no excuses for the Government not delivering to the community," Mr Ripper said.

He added that he was delighted with Labor's able and energetic team which was more than capable of taking on the government.

"I've sought to match people's skills and interests with the opportunities available," he said.

 

Below is the full list of the shadow ministry:

 

ERIC RIPPER MLA
Leader of the Labor Party; Shadow Minister for Public Sector Management; Native Title

ROGER COOK MLA
Deputy Leader of the Labor Party; Shadow Minister for Health; Mental Health; Indigenous Affairs

SUE ELLERY MLC
Leader in the Legislative Council; Shadow Minister for Child Protection; Community Services; Seniors and Volunteering; Disability Services

KATE DOUST MLC
Deputy Leader in the Legislative Council; Shadow Minister for Energy; Science and Innovation

JIM MCGINTY MLA
Shadow Attorney General; Shadow Minister for Electoral Affairs

MICHELLE ROBERTS MLA
Shadow Minister for Education; Women's Interests

ALANNAH. MACTIERNAN MLA
Shadow Minister for Regional Development; Strategic Infrastructure; Climate Change

FRAN LOGAN MLA
Shadow Minister for Water; Consumer Protection; Industrial Relations

MARGARET QUIRK MLA
Shadow Minister for Police; Emergency Services; Road Safety

MARK MCGOWAN MLA
Manager of Opposition Business; Shadow Minister for State Development; Trade; Planning; Housing and Works

LJILJANNA RAVLICH MLC
Shadow Minister for Commerce and Small Business; Government Accountability; Tourism; Training

JON FORD MLC
Shadow Minister for Mines; Petroleum; Fisheries

KEN TRAVERS MLC
Shadow Minister for Transport; Sport and Recreation

BEN WYATT MLA
Shadow Treasurer; Shadow Minister for Federal State Relations; Culture and the Arts

SALLY TALBOT MLC
Shadow Minister for Environment; Lands; Youth

MICK MURRAY MLA
Shadow Minister for Agriculture; Forestry; Racing and Gaming

PAUL PAPALIA MLA
Shadow Minister for Local Government; Heritage; Citizenship; Multicultural Interests; Corrective Services

STANDING BY BUSINESS. TRUSTED BY BUSINESS.

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